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Monday, 28 February 2011

Tea Time Tuesday


Hello everyone and welcome to Tea Time Tuesday ~ I am delighted that you have stopped by and I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Before I begin my tea party, I would like to give you an update on Jenna-Lynn.

Update: To those of you who have been praying for my little eleven week old granddaughter, Jenna-Lynn, thank you! They have released her from the hospital although she is still not well. Her mother is a nurse so she will be in good hands. Continued prayer would be appreciated! God bless you all!

I feel like celebrating because this is the last day of February! We have the biggest snow bank we've ever had on our front doorstep. What a winter it has been! Storm after storm has hit us here on Prince Edward Island and indeed, it is snowing yet again! We Islanders are sure looking forward to daffodils and tulips!

Speaking of tulips, aren't these pretty? I love pink tulips in this pink vase!

 
My tea today is centered around these beautiful pink tulips Hubby got me and this pretty teacup which was wedding shower gift many years ago.


I can't find much information on this teacup, only that it is an Elizabethan number 3696.
It is a footed teacup with pink roses and yellow tulips sprinkled on an embossed background. I believe the little blue flowers are bluebells but I could be wrong about that. In any case, it is a cute teacup made of fine bone china in England! The saucer has a slightly scalloped edge.

I always enjoy seeing a little nosegay inside the teacup too! The handle is split and has a comfortable thumbrest.


A delicate and buttery little nibble with your tea?

This time of year, when one is longing for Spring and making changes in their home as well as plans for their garden, it's nice to peruse a magazine or decorating book such as Victoria. This book was a gift from a friend and its pages hold lovely photos of interiors and ideas. With a heavy blanket of snow outside my window, I enjoy sipping on a hot cup of tea and browsing through this delightful book. My eyes feast on the loveliness within the pages and I dream of flowers and songbirds.


Soon the songbirds will return and I can open my windows and hear the melody of my little feathered friends.


St. Patricks Day is just around the corner and since I love the colour green as well as having a wee bit of Irish in me, I am planning to share something green the week of March 14. Maybe you would like to as well.
I am also planning a Spring Tea Party on the 21 of March. I would be delighted if you would celebrate the new season with me! Share your favourite teacup or teapot which reminds you of Springtime and tell us all about it.


Surround yourself with loveliness today; a cup of tea in a pretty teacup, a good book, and the joy of knowing that Spring will soon be here!

"Whatsoever things are lovely... think on these things." ~ Philippians 4:8

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you all have a lovely day. If this is your first time visiting my blog and you wish to participate, please check out my previous tea party post and it will give you all the details in what to share. For those of you who are participating, please find the inlinkz below to sign up for my tea party.

NOTE~ I have come down with the flu since I posted my tea party and I haven't been able to get out of bed until now. I will visit you all as I am able.

I am joining these other parties today as well...You will find their links below as well as their buttons on my sidebar.

Kathy~ http://blissfulrhythm.blogspot.com/ - A Return to Loveliness

Marty~ http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/ - Table Top Tuesday

Martha ~ http://www.marthasfavorites.com/ - Teacup Tuesday

Wanda Lee~ http://silkenpurse.blogspot.com/ - Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
Pam~ http://breathoffreshair-paperbutterfly.blogspot.com/ - Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
Wanda Lee~ http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com/ - Tuesday Tea for Two and Wednesday Tea For Me and Thee

Donna~ http://thehomemakingarts.blogspot.com/ - Tuesday Tea

Miss Spenser~ http://missspensersblog.blogspot.com/ - Teacup Thursday





Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

44 comments:

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Sandi, I enjoyed your post today with the pretty pink tulips, vase and the rose cup and saucer. The little cookies look so yummy! It is storming here today too and the schools are closed. I am glad that tomorrow is March! Maybe it will start to warm up a it too. In the meantime, enjoy your tea. Blessings, Pamela

Deanna said...

May we all have an absolutely,
positively, fantastic MARCH!!!!
I'm so happy it's March on Tuesday I could sing.

Lovely china and the pink tulips are beautiful. Think I'm liking pink tulips better than red these days.

Happy Tea Time on Tuesday to you!
d from homehaven

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Dear Sandi,
I had been taking a bit of a break from blogging and just read about your grand daughter. I am so sorry to hear of her illness and please know that she and your family are in my thoughts and prayers for her speedy recovery!
It is raining here today with temps. around 50 and the snow is quickly disappearing. The rain though is doing a number on me as I am aching all over from the arthritis but as long as it gets rid of the snow, it is a small price to pay. I bet your hubby is wishing for Spring so he will not have to deliver mail in all that snow. Joe is having a bad day in the rain today delivering the mail.
Loved your pretty tea cup and saucer and it definitely just screams SPRING!!

Hugs and love to you,
Debbie

Johanna said...

Hello Sandi,
so nice to hear that Jeanna-Lynn is doing better. I wish you all that her health will improve and she get strong again. She is such a nice baby!
Your springy pink post is so charming. I love this wonderful figurine. It looks as if the lady graciously appreciate the flowers as a sign of spring. Your tea cup is also very nice. Love the little roses on it. And the delicious nibble is just right for a tea time. Thank you so much for having me for tea. I always enjoy my visit.
Greetings, Johanna

Beth said...

Sandi, I am so glad that Jenna-Lynn is improving. I hope that you have the chance to visit your new granddaughter in the near future! Love your floral tea cup and the tulips are springy.
Blessings, Beth

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

so glad your Grandaughter is improving! Love the pink vase with the tulips, wonderful!!

SmilingSally said...

I too have a granddaughter named Jenna Lynn. I am sorry to hear that your Jenna has been having problems, but I am happy to learn that she's improving.

We're enjoying a beautiful Spring day; remember, I live in Tampa.

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Dear Sandi, I'm so glad to hear about Jenna-Lynn's improvement. I'll continue to pray for that precious little one, and her parents too!!!!

oh, I LOVE your wedding shower teacups and saucers. It's so cute. Elizabethan...hmm...I think I have some tea things with that same name. I'll have to go take a look later today. I really think the flower mo tifs against the creamy white background is so beautiful. Couldn't you see Anne of Green Gables drinking tea from those cups? I certainly can :) :)


thanks for letting me stop by and visit!!! Have a lovely week. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Pat said...

This post is so beautiful, Sandi!

xinex said...

I didn't know about your granddaughter before now but I am glad she is doing better, Sandi. I will include her in my prayers. I love your cup, I especially like the handle. I also like your pink vase, very pretty!...Christine

Carolyn said...

Hi Sandi,
I am so glad Jenna Lynn is improving.
Love your tulips and the pretty pink vase as well as the teacup.
I,too am happy to see March coming and hope the snow starts to melt soon.
I don't have a tea post yet not sure if I can make it this week.
Take care,
Carolyn

Lynn's Little Cottage said...

So glad to hear your little one has made some improvement! I will continue to pray for her. Blessings to you. Lynn

Diann said...

Hi Sandi,

Oh, what wonderfu news about your granddaughter! She wil remain in my prayers!
Your teacup is so pretty and delicate. the pink tulips in that gorgeous pink vase definitelysay Spring is on the way!
Hope you have a wonderful evening!

Antiques And Teacups said...

A blessing to hear about your grand daughter. That encourages me as I pray for my daughter in law who will have heart surgery on 3/28.
Lovely teacup....goes so well with the figurine. Perfect for sitting and sipping and resting in the Word of the beauty of Victoria , etc.
Ruth

Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

Delighted to hear about your grandbaby! Continued prayers coming from Ontario. Absolutely LOVE your pink tulips! Soooo pretty! xox

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Sandi!

I'm so happy your little grandaughter is doing better. I will continue with prayers for her.
Your tulips are so pretty, and I just love that vase!! I haven't seen one like that!

Debbie

Sue said...

Sandi, your teas are always so lovely. I'm so glad your granddaughter is better!

Been trying to link up but I'm having issues... I'll keep trying.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Your beautiful tea cup is breathtaking. I love the little roses. So happy to hear that Jenna Lynn is doing better. Praise the Lord!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

The Tablescaper said...

Sandi:
Such a beautiful teacup and one with such sweet memories. The tulips are lovely and do make one think SPRING. Your countdown to Spring lifted my spirits. It's not that far away!

- The Tablescaper

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Sandi: I will continue to pray for your Granddaughter. So glad she is feeling better. I love that tea cup. It is so dainty and pretty. Have a wonderful week. Blessings always, Martha

Shelia said...

Hi Sandi! I'm so glad to know your little grand daughter is doing better! Your tea cup and saucer are to lovely and those tulips! I think they are just the perfect flower!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

EFT Manual said...

I would definitely enjoy my cup of tea with this pretty teacup set!

Anxiety Cures said...

Now who wouldn't enjoy every sip of her tea with this lovely teacup set? It's so cute and pretty!

Susie said...

Sandi,
I'm so glad for the good report regarding Jenna-Lynn. I know it's hard living so far away. Our grown children live back east. I have been in such a "pink" mood lately. I think it has to do with all the lovely tea blogs I've been reading lately *smiling* It's been so nice to see all the lovely items that have been collected and the memories that go along with them. The pink tuplips, cup and saucer, and the beautiful china figurine are beautiful.

Sending hugs from sunny (and getting warmer) Arizona!
Susie~

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Next time I will join your tea party for sure! I love yours, the tea cup is grgeous. Thesweets look yummy. I just joined Table Top Tuesday, so visit me, I'll be delighted!
Pink tulips are so nice.

XOXO
FABBY

Doni said...

Hello Sandi! Gorgeous lovelies you shared today, and I'll be praying for your grand-daughter too. I hope she's out playing soon!!
Blessings, Doni

debi said...

What a pretty pink post Sandi. Your teacup is just beautiful, such a pretty shape, and I love the roses and tulips.
The tulips in your lovely pink vase are beautiful too!

♥ Miss Tea said...

What a beautiful post! I'm so glad to hear your granddaughter is feeling much better, I'm asthmatic and I have to use ventolin when I have the attack so I really feel for your granddaughter, I will keep praying for her! I love the tulips and the pink vase, your teacups are always lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Wanda Lee said...

Dearest Sandi,

I love your pretty touches of Spring with this week's delightful teapost! Everything from the flowers to that darling vase, to your teacup selection is pure delight this week!

Thanks for hosting, as well as for joining us once again for TTTT and also for my 72nd, 'Tuesday Tea For Two'..,

Better days ahead; the storms will subside and Spring will arrive at long last! ~ I'm with you, I can hardly wait!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

KathyB. said...

Pink tulips and a lovely teacup along with the thoughts of you being snug and cozy even while snow bound, very good reading. I pray your granddaughter recovers quickly. She has many tea parties with you to look forward to!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Oh Sandi, I just love your teacups! the roses on them just perfect! and the setting just lovely too! on the other note, am glad that your granddaughter is on the road of recovery! given time, she will up and about in no time and will be spending some love time with you.. thanks for sharing and have a great week!
xo
fitty

p/s: i found veronica already! woot! woot! :D

Victorian1885 said...

Hello Sandi
I am so glad your little granddaughter is improving. So scary when little ones are ill.
I love your tea post and adore the pink vase. Enjoy your day!

Wanda

Snap said...

So pretty in Pink!!!!

Curtains In My Tree said...

I love your Rose Chintz tea pot and cups & saucers. A friend of mine said she wants this set.

There is nothing prettier than a beautiful tea set to me. I so enjoyed my hot tea last Saturday morning and this Tuesday

Janice

Denise said...

Hi Sandi,pretty post,teacup,cookies and vase.I love them all.Thank you again for our teatime together.Wonderful.

Terri said...

What a lovely rose cup you have! It is so delicate and pretty with those lovely flowers. Your tea setting looks beautiful with the tulips and your yummy dessert.

Hugs to you and your family, healing wishes for your dear graddaughter's continued improvement and complete recovery.
Terri

Donna said...

Hi Sandi, I do so like the lovely pink flowers on your tea cups! And the pink tulips are perfect. Thanks so much for hosting this sweet party. I will pray for your granddaughter today. I know how hard it is to see your grandchildren suffer like that. My grandson was in ICU for five days when only ten days old. The Lord took good care of him though. :o) He's fine now.

Blessings to you,
Donna @ Comin' Home

yvettesblogs.com said...

Hi Sandi, A beautiful place to sip a cup of tea and wander around your blog.Your so lucky Spring is on it's way, here it's the first day of Autumn.Hopefully I'll be headed home soon, to my Spring roses and tulips. Yvette x
My book review this week:
http://yvettesblogs.com/2011/03/01/sandys-tea-society/

Crafty Gardener said...

I'm late in joining the teaparty today, just like the Mad Hatter. I'm so glad to hear your little granddaughter is improving. I'm looking forward to the March 21 spring tea party.

LadyV said...

Happy your grandaughter is doing much better and prayers for her continued improvement.

Very pretty china and tulips are my favorite -- the promise of Spring.

Concetta said...

Tulips are my favorite! Thank you for sharing the most delightful tea today - I always love visiting!
Have a blessed day!
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Concetta

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Awe, Sandy, thanks for coming by! Sorry to hear you have been sick with that awful flu bug. Feel better sweetie!

Hugs,
Debbie

Scone Queen said...

Hi Sandi,

I have visited ALL your blogs today, encouraged by your delightful Christmas Pudding! Everything was just so lovely. Your Rose Chintz is so pretty. If you can believe my good fortune, I got 5 Rose Chintz cups and saucers at Value Village while I was visiting my dear friend Wanda Lee in the Maritimes and I gingerly carried them back out west,managing to get them home safely. They are among my most prized possesions. I do so adore your coffee pot though and I shall have to be on the look-out for one to complete my set. Thank you for dropping by the tea-trolley earlier this week. Your comments, as always were most appreciated.

Hélène Glehen @ Art Glehen : The Painted rose Studio said...

Hello Sandy,
Happy to learn that your grand-daughter is feeling better :o)
All the best to her and family.

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